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Economising...with cake and rice pudding.

My Grandma Joyce has often told me a little story…when times were hard, she would cook meals for my Grandad David that would cause him to say ‘I do like it when you’re economising – we have such interesting meals’. 308 more words


Express train to Debt Freeville

Hello, old friend. While life has been cruising along at zippy racecar speed, some things remain unchanged. Our family life is good and we’re (undeservedly) infinitely blessed, no doubt. 847 more words


Crayons and My Coffee

Sitting here on Sunday morning drinking my coffee and peeling wrappers off of old crayons to try to engage the kids in one of those “melt old crayons down into new shapes” crafts. 838 more words


Frugality Vs Simplicity

Frugality Vs Simplicity

Here’s a tip- I’m a scientist, and so there is inevitably a level of finicky detail that I get perverse pleasure in isolating! 533 more words

Good Luck and Sound Management

There’s a story that I heard from an English pal about football (ie. soccer) legend George Best, who Pele says may have been the best ever to play the game. 339 more words

Eco-Saturday: Blanket shades

I swiped this idea from my mom, who made Roman shades out of quilts to insulate her windows. I’m too cheap to buy quilts — and much too lazy to make them — but I love… 706 more words


Frugal Friday- October 17, 2014

I can’t believe it’s already Friday again! I’ve worked hard this week to get some of my fall ‘householding’ chores completed, while taking some time out to just chill after a couple of stressful weeks. 839 more words